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Alternative medicine

Cholesterol-lowering supplements

Diet and exercise are proven ways to reduce cholesterol. Cholesterol-lowering supplements may help, too.

Herbal supplement interactions

Causes

Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) causes thyroid gland inflammation and often an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Treatment may involve thyroid hormone replacement medication.

Hypothyroidism

Although low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can leave you feeling tired and depressed, medications can help you live a normal life.

Definition

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are an important measure of heart health. If you have high triglycerides, healthy lifestyle choices are key.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Cholesterol concerns? Get moving!

Cholesterol concerns? Lose excess pounds

Cholesterol-lowering supplements: What works?

Eat well to control cholesterol

HDL cholesterol: Boosting it

Your cholesterol levels are an important measure of heart health. When it comes to HDL cholesterol, the higher the better.

Healthy chicken recipes

Need menu inspiration? Get your creative juices flowing with these tasty recipes.

Lifestyle changes to reduce cholesterol

Reducing your cholesterol doesn't always mean you have to take medications. Here are five lifestyle changes that can lower your cholesterol.

Mediterranean diet recipes

Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.

Menus for heart-healthy eating

Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help lower your cholesterol.

The top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol

You don't always need to take medication to lower your cholesterol. Here are five foods that can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

Want lower cholesterol? Eat flaxseed

Risk factors

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

High cholesterol risk factors: What you can control

A healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of high cholesterol, even if you have risk factors you can't change.

Metabolic syndrome

Risks of high cholesterol: Why you need to control it

Treatments and drugs

Cholesterol medications

Cholesterol medications: When diet and exercise aren't enough

Niacin can boost 'good' cholesterol

Statin side effects

Statin side effects can sometimes seem to outweigh the drugs' cholesterol-lowering benefits. Here's some information to consider before you stop taking a statin.

Statins

Statins: Should you be on one?

Nov. 22, 2014

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